Strategic Partnerships


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We work in collaboration with SAF ITT to deliver School Direct Initial Teacher Training programmes at West Herts Teaching School.


SAF ITT have successfully managed School Centred Initial Teacher Training courses for 14 years and have a proven track record of high    employment and career progression. Based in Bedford, SAF ITT also work in partnership with schools and Teaching Schools in and around Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Northamptonshire.

The University of Hertfordshire

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We work in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire to deliver School Direct ITT programmes. We also work in collaboration on Research projects such as Enquire + and programmes such as MaST the Maths Specialist Teacher programme.



Outstanding Leaders Partnership

      The Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP) is a national school-led collaboration of 47 Teaching Schools and Multi-Academy Trusts. OLP is  approved by the Department for Education to provide National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) designed to deliver high quality, impact-led development training for school leaders. OLP is supported by Best Practice Network, a national training organisation.

 OLP is committed to:

 Providing all schools with access to outstanding leadership development training
 Delivering national qualifications designed by school leaders for school leaders
 Meeting the needs of the school-led system through the provision of local, regional and national delivery strategies
 Measuring the impact of our work on learners, leaders and schools to drive continuous improvement

National Professional Qualifications

The NPQs are for serving or aspiring Middle Leaders, Senior Leaders, Headteachers and Executive Heads; each qualification is tailored to the needs of the leadership roles. The qualifications require candidates to drive sustainable school-based improvement. The provision positively impacts the skills and confidence of candidates and the success of their schools

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